that dusts worries

that refreshes
my soul.

that look like
on my windows.

that drum
a happy tune.

Sensory Overload.

I love



And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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From Beth

My dear friend Beth sent me this poem in an email last night. She has no idea of the kind of week I’ve just been through… so all I can say is



[Jelaluddin Rumi, in Delicious Laughter, translated by Coleman Barks]

A dragon was pulling a bear into its terrible mouth.

A courageous man went and rescued the bear.
There are such helpers in the world, who rush to save
anyone who cries out. Like Mercy itself,
they run toward the screaming.

And they can’t be bought off.
If you were to ask one of those, “Why … read the rest. . .

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NaBloPoMo Prompt: POEM

Today’s prompt from BlogHer.com is “Which poet do you wish was also a blogger?”

I’d have to say… I’m not sure. Because I don’t read tons of poetry, so I’m not well-versed (pardon the pun) with poetic artists.

But I keep thinking of one. A man who’s writing style is so glorious, so creative, so inclusive and amazing that if he were a daily blogger, I’m pretty sure I’d be speaking in rhyme far more often than I do.

I am, of course, talking about non other than Theodor Geisel; better known as Dr. Seuss.

Can you imagine the possibilities … read the rest. . .

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NaBloPoMo for April 2: What Was the First Poem You Ever Memorized?

That’s a tough question. A very tough question. Because I’m pretty sure before I learned to talk, I learned poetry. My mom was, and still is, an avid reader. She read to me since birth. As I’ve often blogged about her, she’s instilled my love of words. I’m fairly certain that I recognized poetry and prose long before I “knew” anything about them.

I can’t be sure that I correctly recall the first poem I ever memorized, but The Itsy Bitsy Spider comes to mind. That, and perhaps any rhyme from Winnie the Pooh.

And Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss rocks! … read the rest. . .

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